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Kielder Trails

High above the water on the border between Scotland and England...

 

...rests a rugged, exposed landscape on a grand scale. Alone at the summit of Deadwater Fell, 1900ft above Kielder Water and Forest Park, you can truly experience the beauty and solitude of a wild Northumberland where the ascent rewards you with breathtaking views across two countries. ​

Down below at 250 square miles, Kielder Water is Europe's largest man-made reservoir and a spectacular site in itself. Enveloped by a thick cloak of lush, evergreen forest the largest manmade forest in Northern Europe, you'd be forgiven for thinking you'd somehow been transported into some far away Nordic country.

And it's this combination of adrenaline and peacefulness that attracts cyclists from across the world. They come to experience not just Kielder's incredible scenery, but to ride some of the most challenging and thrilling single-track trails in the UK. From the lofty heights of the black Deadwater trail, to the 105 miles of forest and lakeside cycle tracks, mountain biking here is serious stuff. And with an army of dedicated volunteers keen to nurture and evolve the trails, it's no surprise that the Kielder mountain biking scene is one of Northumberland's great success stories. 

It is the contrast of adrenaline and peacefulness that attracts cyclists from across the world. They come to experience not just Kielder's incredible scenery, but to ride some of the most challenging and thrilling single-track trails in the UK. 

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